scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color. thin head that disappears rapidly. nice balance of malt and light hops
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper body with a thin white head. No lacing.
Nice aroma of hops, floral.
Bitter bite with a thin maltiness. Lingering bitterness, slight alcohol burn in the finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear amber with a good rocky head and only slight lace. Flowery aroma of hops. The flavor was hoppy with a light malt backbone. The finish was somewhat bitter. The palate is a touch light. This one is OK, but I'm glad I only got 12 oz.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, beautiful orange color with a head that looked like it was a molded white cap on top that didn't fade. Aroma of gentle hops. Flavor was also centered around hops, flowery with a touch of grapefruit floating in the background. The malt came up a bit short, leaving the beer thin and almost watery on the finish.
Ungstrup (29671) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is slightly hoppy. The color is a slightly hazy lihgt amber and it has an OK but fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and hoppy from aroma hops. It ends on a grassy note. It is not that bitter, so I would rather call it a standard ale than an IPA. An OK beer but nothing special.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Copper colored with a small beige head. More malt in the aroma than hops. Flavor is pretty hoppy though. Finish is long, dry and bitter. A little over carbonated.
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More akin to a bitter than a IPA in my humble opinion. Sweet fruity aroma with a bit of a cinnamon backbite to it. Dark golden appearance with a decent white head. Fuggles hops are very evident - good bitter qualities. Not your normal IPA - very dry but smooth.
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strongly flowery and citric hop aroma, with a rather light malt presence. Medium golden amber in color, with an average, large-bubbled head. Flavor is largely hoppy, with a pleasant citrusy, spicy, floral bitterness throughout, and once again only a small role here for the malt to play, adding just a dab of toasty, caramel sweetness. Finish is dry and crisp. Medium bodied, with a very smooth, mildly astringent palate. Enjoyable, but seemingly only really noteworthy for its unusual single hop addition.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber/coppery color, nice size off-white head that slowly diminishes, leaves good lacing. Aroma of funky fruitiness & butterscotch (probably from the ringwood yeast), and a medium floral hoppiness. Lots of butterscotch in the flavor, slight fruitiness in the middle, and a medium bitter ending. Body is medium, mild carbonation, and quite clean, non-lingering flavors.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour. Light hoppy, nutty aroma. Dry hop flavour with a band-aid-like finish.